The Daily Ed: August 15, 2012

A task force may out-do Inslee, McKenna on education money (Crosscut)
While the gubernatorial candidates hash out their education funding plans, the Joint Task Force on Education Funding has a mandate to fully fund education regardless of the new governor’s plans.

Charters will cost state estimated $3.1 million (KUOW)
“The state’s Fiscal Impact Statement for I–1240 estimates it would cost a million dollars to create and run that new agency for five years. State oversight of the charter authorization process would cost an estimated $800,000, and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction would need to spend a predicted $760,000 on new positions to allocate funding to charter schools.”

Boston’s Northeastern University to open campus in South Lake Union (Seattle Times)
Northeastern will be coming to the northwest, offering 15 graduate programs out of space in South Lake Union.

Whatcom County-based engineering college to offer four-year degree (Bellingham Herald)
Washington Engineering Institute, a new, small engineering school in Whatcom County has just received authorization to offer a four-year degree to its students.

Growing Kelso Head Start program changes locations (Lower Columbia Daily News)
The Cowlitz County Head Start program is moving to accommodate more students, but there is still a long wait list for enrollment, program coordinators say.

Moses Lake School Board reviews proposed budget (Columbia Basin Herald)
The school board will consider a $110.8 million budget for the 2012-13 school year at its upcoming meeting. The 2012-13 budget includes $31.8 million in the capital projects (construction) fund, which will pay for construction of a regional transportation center, and a $74.3 million general fund.

Wednesday Bonus Prophetic 1995 student internet PSA
The fifth-graders of 1995 may have predicted the future of the Internet, but even then, it was always about the cats.

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